Scherzer Dominates the Cardinals

Labor Day, Monday, 09/06/21
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021

On a hot humid Monday afternoon in Saint Louis, the Los Angeles Dodgers began their journey to redeem themselves after a disappointing weekend against the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers beat the Cardinals 5-to-1. They remain a game out of first place in the National League Western Division.

While the Dodgers scored four runs in the first inning, which was capped off by a two-run homer by slumping Chris Taylor, their offense still toiled. Right now, Corey Seager is the most productive Dodger hitter.

The game belonged to the thirty-seven-year-old Max Scherzer. A start after he left after pitching six marvelous innings against the Atlanta Braves since he had a tight hamstring, Scherzer dominated the light-hitting Cardinals for eight innings. Using all his pitches, Scherzer struck out thirteen. He has the lowest ERA in the National League and during his fourteen-year career; therefore, he must be considered as the frontrunner for the National League Cy Young Award. If he wins the award, it will be his fourth during his Hall-of-Fame-caliber career.

Joe Kelly continued the domination of the Cardinals in the ninth inning.

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